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Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1

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Also available were the soft and medium compounds. Both Vettel and Hamilton found themselves gingerly reversing their cars back onto the track before being able to carry on, and while no one got stranded down one of the roads, Vettel almost got blocked in by Felipe Massa at one point. Read More »

Lalchand Rajput elated with Afghanistan's Test status

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The granting of Test status will fulfil a lifelong ambition for the likes of legendary batsman Ed Joyce, who is playing on in expectation of a treasured first Test cap. They first played among the sport's minnows until gaining one-day global status seven years ago, and in June 2013, the ICC granted Afghanistan associate membership, the second tier behind the test-playing countries. Read More »

President Trump tweets 'We will BUILD THE WALL!'

President Donald Trump's new proposal to make his signature border wall with Mexico a solar generator seems a bright idea for a leader who has focused on reviving coal, but it would face huge regulatory hurdles. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the US-Mexico border. US President said and added that solar wall would be just handsome and so useful!The higher a wall goes the more valuable it is. Read More »

Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli

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According to a report of CricNext, Kohli and Kumble were actually not on the same page on this issue. Earlier, it was decided that CAC will appoint the new coach after the West Indies tour and till then, Kumble will continue to the post, but his sudden move has left CAC no option but to appoint someone soon. Read More »

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

The accusations against Mr Mourinho, now the manager of Manchester United, date back to his time as coach at Real Madrid . There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo , who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez . Read More »

Reformed Veterans Affairs bill signed into law by President Trump

Today the president signed into law my bill, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. Veterans were put on secret wait lists, given the wrong medication, given the bad treatments and ignored in moments of crisis for them. It passed the Senate by a unanimous voice vote. "One of my greatest honors and joys during the presidential campaign was the time I spent going all across the country with our nation's really and truly incredible veterans", he added. Read More »

Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain

He has also helped his team to win two La Liga titles after joining it on transfer from Manchester United for a ten record 80 million pounds in 2009. A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Ronaldo was alleged to have used an off-shore company to hide a portion of his income from the Spanish tax office. Read More »

Relentless Halep Reaches French Open Final

Then I played better". I was just trying to stay aggressive and to go for a shot when I could. PARIS , June 8 "Not finished", Simona Halep quipped when asked to reflect on her French Open campaign after handling Czech Karolina Pliskova's power to reach her second final at Roland Garros. Read More »

Pelicans Trade Tim Frazier to Wizards

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Frazier is coming off his best season as a pro last season and averaged a career-high 7.1 points and 23.5 minutes per game. He filled in for Holiday at the start of the season and established some chemistry with Anthony Davis in the pick and roll. Read More »

Sedition charges dropped against 15 arrested in MP for celebrating Pakistan win

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Earlier, when the families of the arrested men had visited the Burhanpur court premises, on Tuesday, they were cornered by some right-wing activists, advocates and common people who called them names and shouted slogans. A year ago a Pakistani man was arrested for waving an Indian flag after his idol Virat Kohli , India's cricket captain, made a match-winning century. Read More »

George Informs Pacers He Will Leave In 2018

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All-Star forward Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't resign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday. George relayed his plans to the Pacers president Kevin Pritchard through his agent. The Pacers were put in a hard position by George's comments because now the entire National Basketball Association knows that they will lose the player next off-season and receive nothing in return. Read More »

Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis

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In windy conditions Murray double-faulted to lose serve in the third game and Nishikori pinged a forehand victor past him to move 5-2 ahead before serving out the set. "The draw looked fairly tough in the beginning but now you would have to say you would be somewhat surprised if he didn't get at least to the semis, if not the final", McEnroe said. Read More »

Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record

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He became just the second player joining Mark Whiten that hit a grand slam amongst the four home runs in the same game. Gennett singled his first time up and then homered in four straight at-bats, including a grand slam . ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Yolmer Sanchez, Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia homered as Chicago ended its five-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-2, with starter Chase Anderson pitching 7 2/3 shutout innings and Sogard - playing ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Summoned for July 31 Tax Hearing

The announcement comes a week after Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies. Founding partner at law firm Milestone International Tax Consultants Miles Dean said the case was likely to hinge on when income rights were assigned to the company, which he said was likely to have occurred before Mourinho, who previously managed Chelsea and Inter Milan, took a job in Spain. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

The official added that the authorities had also presented a claim to a local court. Mourinho, 54, allegedly owes the Spanish tax authorities €3.3 million ($3.7 million). In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros. Read More »

Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

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Despite coming to one of his favourite circuits, Hamilton went into the weekend with more questions than answers about the Monaco meltdown but Sunday provided plenty of comfort. The 32-year-old Englishman and his rival Vettel have now won three races apiece in a title battle which continues to swing from one direction to the other. Read More »

Liverpool reject €12.5m Napoli bid for Alberto Moreno

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Young Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno is a target of Napoli , but the club have rejected a £11 million bid from the Serie A side. Ghoulam, 26, joined Napoli from Saint-Etienne in 2014, and has now racked up nearly 150 appearances for the Serie A club having become their clear first-choice left back since his arrival. Read More »

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

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The Sixers are expected to take Washington's Markelle Fultz with the first pick. "And we're getting an additional player that we want in next year's draft or the year after". IN will have a hard time getting anything of significant value for George, but the chance at a top-three pick in a package from the Celtics should be enticing enough to pull off the trade. Read More »

Kane reflects on 'special' goal after England rescue job

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However, Kane netted from close range three minutes into time added on to seal a 2-2 draw and maintain England's eight-year unbeaten run in qualifying matches as they stayed on course for a place in Russian Federation. Someone else might not have done that". The 114th meeting of global football's oldest rivals initially looked to be going the visitors' way after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hushed the Hampden roar. Read More »

USA pressed to pursue deal on freezing North Korea nuclear tests

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North Korean officials say Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m.at Wyoming High School, where Warmbier was an athlete and salutatorian of his 2013 class. Several thousand global tourists are thought to travel to North Korea every year, as well as tens of thousands of Chinese travellers. "I'm committed to improving the U.S". Read More »

Carey: Early 2018 F1 calendar will help promoters

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The calendar for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship was approved during a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland with the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix positioned notably earlier in the calendar than it has been in its first two years. Read More »

Cavaliers will not renew contract of GM David Griffin, LeBron reportedly 'disappointed'

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Danny Ferry resigned in 2010 and Chris Grant was sacked in 2014, paving the way for Griffin . With the sides at an impasse, it was James that publicly called for the Cavaliers to re-sign Smith. The Cavaliers' owner didn't even pause, instead he chose to cut ties with Griffin and move on. Richard Jefferson told ESPN .com's Dave McMenamin that the Cavs were "shocked" by Griffin's departure and compared him building a team to break Cleveland's 52-year championship drought to ... Read More »

Nadal pulls out of Queen's after advice from doctors

He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans. Paris: Rafael Nadal paid tribute to his uncle and coach Toni Nadal after winning a record-extending 10th French Open title on Sunday. "I could not play past year because of injury so I look forward to returning in November", the Spaniard told the ATP website. "If I feel healthy during Wimbledon , then probably I'm going to have my chances to play well". Read More »

Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1

The result extends a winless run at Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments for two teams that each lost their opening game in Russia and all three matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar spurned three clear chances in the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in the Confederations Cup . Read More »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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And I am not the only one". Michel insisted Brexit negotiations should proceed without fanciful distractions. However, the British leader has a limited timeslot as European Union officials intend to relegate Brexit discussions to a lower level. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Where the All Whites can seek to improve against Mexico

Portugal must win this game to have a chance at qualifying for the next round of the competition but should have a tough match against the hosts, Russia . During the second half, the game opened up more and both sides gave in their best, while trying not to concede. The crowd started to gather more than two hours before the match. Read More »

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

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Early Sunday, word was the two teams had reached a deal and Philly would have the No. 1 pick. Reports have surfaced that the Celtics really like Jackson but Tatum would presumably be the better fit there. Should the Pacers be able to deal George ahead of draft night and recoup a handful of assets, including a lottery pick on this year's draft, they would be headed in the right direction for their post-George existence. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections

One Capitol Police officer - Special Agent Crystal Griner - also suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle. He was having marital problems, Slater said , and was running out of money around the time of the attack. He rented out a storage unit where he kept more than 200 rounds of ammunition, among other belongings. The evening before, Hodgkinson was searching Google maps for routes from Alexandria, just south of Washington, to his home in IL. Read More »

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

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Besides Moscow's Spartak stadium, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup matches are being held at three other venues - Fisht in Sochi, Kazan Arena in Kazan and at St. Once he put one of those players, Herrera, on and had Reyes slide back into a role he's more comfortable with, things went much better for Mexico. "We're sad about that, and let's see what the exam results tell us". Read More »

It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

Romanian third seed Halep trailed by a set and 5-1 against the hard-hitting fifth seed but somehow dug herself out of a hole before storming to victory to set up a semi-final against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova . "I was like, '(It) was match point for her?'" Halep said . Ostapenko clinched victory with her 50th victor, a forehand into the corner, and has hit more winners - 245 - than anyone else in the tournament despite the men playing best-of-five-set matches. Read More »